Elfi Mikesch

Scen., F., M.: Elfi Mikesch. Int.: La Milli (Maria Stuarda), Magdalena Montezuma (Regina Elisabetta), Berryt Bohlen (Bothwel), Polo Espinoza, Vroni Hinkelbein, Frank Ripploh, Frank Soletti, Raphael. Prod.: Oh Muvie Film • DCP. D.: 28’. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

This film is in effect a slideshow of exquisite single photographic images in sparkling black and white, representing Mikesch’s own version of Mary Stuart. “The drama of a woman who attempted a kind of liberal emancipation in a time of upheaval, but got caught in the snares of men,” in her words. Confronted with layers and layers of conflicting information about “how it really was” Mikesch decided not to try to be a historian, but to radicalise the narrative and condense it into striking images of passion, power, love, pain and death.

Martin Koerber

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